Conference Agenda

THE FUTURE OF FASHION

Note: this is a draft agenda and subject to timing changes. There will be further additions to the list of speakers.

The second edition of this series is a two-day conference on the future of fashion and a two-day exhibition bringing together forward-thinking leaders and advocates of ethical fashion to discuss vegan, smart and sustainable edge alternatives with LiveKindly, Fashion Revolution, The California Market Center and experts in the heart of the fashion industry in Los Angeles, California.

Our second event is hosted during LA MARKET, the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design and production resources from around the globe. We want to ignite conversations and debates within the industry by educating, elevating and drawing connections between our most important values; our respect for human life, animal rights and the environment.


DAY 2 - OCTOBER 15

9am – Registration [Penthouse A]

10amSpeed Networking [Coffee Bar]

11am – Keynote [Conference Room] What is Vegan Design?

NoonLunch Break [Vegan Food Court]

1pm – Panel [Conference Room] How to build a vegan brand.

2pm – Panel [Conference Room] Activism through social media, how to use your platform to advocate for and promote vegan and ethical fashion.

3pm – Panel [Conference Room] Key Vegan Trends: The textile alternatives changing the face of the fashion industry.

4pm – Keynote [Conference Room] The Future of Retail and Ethical, Sustainable Fashion.

5pm – Speed Networking [Coffee Bar]

5pm – Keynote [Conference Room] Vegan Fashion 101.

DAY 1 - OCTOBER 14

9am – Registration [Penthouse A]

10amSpeed Networking [Coffee Bar]

11am – Opening Keynote [Conference Room] Why a vegan lifestyle is the ultimate answer to climate change & waste pollution?

NoonLunch Break [Vegan Food Court]

1pm – Panel [Conference Room] Social Justice & Animal Rights: an essential synergy for the future of fashion.

2pm – Panel [Conference Room] Creativity at the intersection of Fashion and Technology.

3pm – Panel [Conference Room] The intersectionality of our values and forward-thinking fashion movements.

4pm – Panel [Conference Room] Circularity: The Art of upcycling for a sustainable and conscious future.

5pm – Happy Hour & Speed Networking [Cocktail Bar]

5pm – Panel [Conference Room] Innovation: Movers and Shakers in the fashion industry.

5pm – Panel [Conference Room] Vegan Fashion in the Media

10 am | Social Justice & Animal Rights: an essential synergy for the future of fashion

Hosted by Emmanuelle Rienda, curator and founder of The Future of Fashion conference series. A powerful opening to discuss speciesism as well as the application of fundamental rights for humans and non-humans. This is the most inclusive and diverse conference in the industry raising the voices of activism and inspire the industry with ethical wisdom. In this debate we address the elephant in the room: the broken system and the ethical & environmental weight we carry on our shoulders as consumers and as companies. What are the next steps towards a respectful future?

Speakers: Christina Sewell (PETA's assistant manager of fashion campaigns); Andrea Plell (Fashion Revolution USA); Aditi Mayer (Influencer exploring style, sustainability & social justice), Ran Enda (Fashion Designer, ENDA); Jonathan Ohayon (Co-Founder, Arsayo); moderated by Emmanuelle Rienda (Vegan Fashion expert, Founder of Le Frenchlab)

Noon | Ⓥ Lunch & Networking [thanks to our amazing partner Pura Vita]

1 pm | Creativity at the intersection of Fashion and Technology

A keynote connecting innovation and creativity for a sustainable and ethical impact within the fashion industry. This is a presentation to highlight successful new technologies that elevate tomorrow’s fashion.

Speakers: Cindy Kao (Assistant Professor, Cornell University);

2 pm | The intersectionality of forward-thinking fashion movements

A world premiere within the fashion industry! A conversation between fast fashion, sustainable fashion and vegan fashion. Le Frenchlab will ignite a debate with PETA, Fashion Revolution USA, The California Market Center and the FIT to draw connections between our most important values; our respect for human life, animal rights and the environment.

Speakers: Christina Sewell (PETA's assistant manager of fashion campaigns); Andra Plell (Fashion Revolution USA); Deanna Clark-Esposito (Adjunct Professor at FIT & Fashion and Federal Regulatory Compliance Attorney, Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C.); moderated by Emmanuelle Rienda (Vegan Fashion expert, Founder of Le Frenchlab)

3 pm | Circularity: The Art of upcycling for a sustainable and conscious future

The art of repurposing existing materials to reinvent fashion.

Speakers: Corbin Chase (Creative Director, Queen of Raw); Nicole Blue (Creative Director and Founder at WastedLA); Chloé Trujillo (Fashion Designer and Artist)

4 pm | Innovation: Movers and Shakers in the fashion industry

A panel discussion presenting ethical, avant-garde and visionary initiatives. The best insights on how to create, manage and develop synergies between conscious businesses.

Speakers: Larry Clauson (Director, Margaux The Agency); Dechel McKillian (Founder & Creative Director at GALERIE.LA); moderated by Emmanuelle Rienda (Vegan Fashion expert, Founder of Le Frenchlab)

5 pm | Ⓥ Cocktails & Exhibition

DAY 2 - OCTOBER 15

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